To prepare my kids for writing, we have read "My Weird Writing Tips" by Dan Gutman (Author of the Weirder School Series that kids just love!
This book is all about how to write a good story. It gives the writing process from beginning (brainstorming) to end (final copy)...and everything in between.
I have put together questions for students to answer as they read through this book.
Also, in the end, they will be able to write a story using guidelines from the book and templates I have provided.
The students LOVED this, and it reinforced lots of my writing, grammar, and spelling curriculum.
I will be posting an answer key shortly.